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1937.1369 (RS7657)

Description

Tortoiseshell watch chain with gold loop at end and oval vulcanite locket with gold inlaid initial "N" at center, locket contains a paper picture of a dog with a blue ribbon.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"N" (Gold inlay)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Chain, Watch
fobs
watches
Dimensions
5/8 (W), 12 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.1369
GUSN
102002
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
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Title Gold watch, chain and key Accession number 1937.297
Title Watch fob Accession number 1937.757
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1937.738
Title Tortoiseshell watch chain with locket Accession number 1937.739
Title Tortoiseshell watch chain with locket Accession number 1937.740
Title Tortoiseshell cuff buttons Accession number 1937.741 ab
Title Watch fob Accession number 1937.743
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1937.745
Title Ivory brooch Accession number 1937.779
Title Gold watch chain Accession number 1940.17

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